Bridgehaugh in the sunshine – not something you hear about very often – but very pleasant all the same.
We knew going in to this game that a bonus point win would probably be required to take the 4th play off spot down to the wire and so it proved. Despite a manful rearguard action Stirling were eventually overpowered with Charlie Simpson dotting down in injury time to claim the 5 points. Our league campaign is now complete and Currie now have 3 weeks to ponder their re-arranged fixture against Boroughmuir at Meggetland knowing that winning alone will be insufficient to claim the 4th play off spot, the try bonus will be crucial. Interesting to see how that one pans out.
Our next outing is in the quarter final of the BT Scottish Cup on Saturday 4 March when we travel to the Greenyards to play Melrose with the McLaren Shield also on the line – it will be getting a headache going back and forth down the A68. With Melrose just sneaking the last encounter I know the boys will be fired up for this one.
There will be a supporters bus travelling to Melrose leaving Goldenacre at 13:00 – for more information/costs and to book seats contact Shona Whyte – firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is always a challenging part of the season with some leagues having completed their fixtures – Heriot’s 1s and 2nd XVs – and others carrying on till the April and beyond and so it is with 3rd XV who have 4 crucial games left in which to avoid relegation.
4th March – Murrayfield – Home
11th March – Haddington – Home
25th March – Watsonians – away
1st April – Biggar – Home
The boys have put in a tremendous shift throughout the season with limited return so please come along and lend your support.